Abstracts Archive

Heat stress poses a serious threat to public health by causing symptoms ranging from mild discomfort, loss of labour productivity, sleep deprivation, to serious heat illnesses with possible (premature) death. Summer heat that causes heat stress is intensified especially at night in urban areas, and ...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

This research delves into the necessity of comprehending gender disparities within transportation hubs, focusing on the 'mobility of care'—a concept that highlights the unique travel needs of unpaid caregivers, predominantly women. The study conducts a comparative analysis of the spatial distribut...

Mobility
Oral presentation

The global climate challenge, together with the numerous economic, energy and societal crisis, requires architects, designers, citymakers and stakeholders to re-think their approach to the city and the territory. Moreover, the shared urge for a sustainable and inclusive future in the built environme...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

This special session is developed in cooperation with EU project Bin2Bean. The goal of this project is to setup an urban living lab to develop soil improvers made from food waste. The goal of the living lab is to increase the efficiency of organic waste collection and develop high quality soil impro...

Urban Food Systems
Special Session

Abstract Particulate matter (pM) is widely recognized as an important concern for public health, correlating with an increased risk of various severe medical conditions. Aircraft emissions are a major source of particular matter, leading to greater pM concentrations in the vicinity of airports and f...

Living Labs
Oral presentation

‘Doing things differently’ seems to be on top of the planning field’s agenda. There is a prevailing belief that tackling the complexities of urban issues requires new ways of dealing with and thinking about the problems; creative ones. Innovation management frameworks, design thinking, co-crea...

Living Labs
Special Session

Geotechnical engineering aims to adapt properties of soils to fit for purpose for a wide range of civil engineering applications such as dikes and embankments for water safety and roads, foundation engineering for buildings and other infra-structure such as quay-walls, bridges and tunnels. In the pa...

Circularity
Oral presentation

Studies of accessibility have advanced our understanding of social and spatial inequalities in the distribution of jobs and other resources in cities worldwide. In response, prominent discourse has shifted to embedding justice in urban planning. In this work, we take a step towards developing specif...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Circular Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technology that can reduce city waste and increase material lifetime. COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that AM can be a feasible and fast solution to problems in urban areas. AM is a novel technology that can close waste loops at the end of the supply chain. ...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

With a large part of the built environment privately owned in many European cities, citizen engagement is crucial for the success of sustainability initiatives in urban areas. The use of digital platforms and tools can support this process, given their potential to enable remote participation, reach...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Climate change is amplifying heat stress risks in European cities, diminishing the livability of public spaces. This issue is intensified by a lack of a spatial overview necessary for mitigating action. Heat stress disrupts crucial urban functions and poses health risks (Böcker & Thorsson, 2014; Eb...

Climate adaptation
Workshop

Building upon the insightful work of Cobham (2020), which underscores the significance of what we count, this paper contends that the methods employed in counting are equally critical. As demonstrated by Cobham (2020), policies and decisions are underpinned by evidential data; thus, being excluded f...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Traditionally, hospitals have been criticized for their monolithic structure, embodying a one-size-fits-all approach that may not align with the diverse and evolving healthcare needs of the population. This monolithic nature often results in centralized decision-making, rigid hierarchies, and a lack...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

Overview In this abstract, we propose organizing a workshop for the collaborative exploration of future scenarios for smart renewable energy systems design at Amsterdam SouthEast. Local energy generation and storage combined with smart technologies can create opportunities for communities, household...

Energy Transition
Workshop

This workshop shares our model for building public civic partnerships between social initiatives and governments to jointly tackle complex challenges the city is facing in fields as the energy transition, food production and housing. In this workshop Waag Futurelab offers lessons, tools and practice...

Transdisciplinary research
Workshop

Our cities are in undergoing significant transitions, encompassing the energy transition, climate neutrality, and CO2 reduction, while concurrently addressing pressing spatial challenges like the housing crisis within tight timelines and ambitious goals. These transitions will profoundly impact the ...

Transdisciplinary research
Learning Track

Today’s cities are datafied smart cities. Data - and the more visible manifestations of data in the form of apps, platforms, and urban interfaces - shape how people interact in a range of social domains and with various institutions. The nature of datafied systems, the power relations and the valu...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Overview: This workshop introduces people to the idea of ‘energy actions’ - relationally networked activities that support sustainability transitions by sharing and exchanging energy and building a social fabric of personal exchange. This particular approach is based on the concept of ‘relatio...

Energy Transition
Workshop

The Clean Energy for all Europeans package (2019) and the Renewable Energy Directive (2018) paved the way for Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) to become part of the energy landscape of the EU (Hearn & Castaño-Rosa, 2021). Although progress is heterogenous across different member states, increasi...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

In previous research, we have developed a method for urban diversity mapping. As applications of this method, we have demonstrated how to map the diversity of urban activities, building materials, and architectural styles, as well as the diversity of news coverage about any urban area. We are now fu...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Exploring (un)healthy outdoor food advertisements on publicly-owned assets Tamika M. Wopereis (1), Sanne Djojosoeparto (1), Frédérique Rongen (1), Maartje P. Poelman (1) (1) Wageningen University, the Netherlands Background and aims: Publicly-owned assets (i.e. bus shelters and municipal signboard...

Urban Food Systems
Oral presentation

Recently, minister Hugo de Jonge presented a sketch for the new spatial planning act in the Netherlands. The underlying idea ‘Netherlands as a whole’ implies developments should not primarily take place in the lower clay soils of the Randstad but also in the peripheral regions of the Netherlands...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

The post-internet era encapsulates a time where the internet, in its myriad facets including perception, influence, fragmentation, polarization, disruption, accelerationism, and speculation, shapes the milieu of the extreme present. This paper delves into the paradigm of post-internet time and its p...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

There is now a clear urgency to achieving the energy transition (IEA, 2022). In Europe, for example, the energy production and use sector account for over 75% of GHG emissions. The European commission set targets to accelerate the development of clean energy and to reach 42.5 % renewable energy by 2...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

With an increasing demand for climate resiliency, water sensitivity, nature inclusiveness and energy efficiency in dense urban environments, the call for layered and multifunctional use of rooftops is rising. Vegetated roofs combined with Photo-Voltaic (PV) installations are an example of multifunct...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

For a period that lasted decades, cities worldwide had the tendency to plan and build their mobility systems having one and only perspicuous protagonist; the private car. Attempting lately to change direction to deal with all the negative consequences that this past approach has caused, many cities ...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Impactful, growth-oriented entrepreneurship is a major research and policy focus. Building on arguments put forward by Jane Jacobs more than 50 years ago, we propose that local knowledge spillovers in a city are enhanced by human agency in that city (e.g. local psychological openness). This effect i...

Diversity
Oral presentation

Urban sensescapes of areas near airports and flight routes are characterized by the visual and auditory backdrop of airplane flyovers. Sensescapes relate to the interplay between human experience, environmental conditions, and spatiality. Urban form and landscape design influence, and interacts with...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

Background Citizen initiatives are increasingly recognized as important players in strengthening the healthy living environment. They reach and involve residents who are often hard to reach by mainstream institutions and municipalities and create a community in which residents actively contribute. W...

Living Labs
Oral presentation

Mumbai, a city renowned for its vibrant work-live neighbourhoods introduces a unique housing typology—the cohabitation of humans and cattle within dense tabela neighbourhoods. Tabelas or cattle sheds, traditionally found in rural areas, have adapted to urban landscapes transforming into convention...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

The MSc Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering started in 2017 as part of the AMS Institute covering the Education pillar. MADE is an joint-degree between Wageningen Univesity and Research (WUR) and Delft University of Technology (TUD). The program is based on an inter- and transdisciplinary ...

Transdisciplinary research
Learning Track

Within the framework of 'Blueprints for messy cities? Navigating the interplay of order and complexity at the "Reinventing the City" conference, this paper delves into a critical aspect of circular urban development and the assessment of building material reusability. As cities like Amsterdam strive...

Circularity
Oral presentation

Cities are an increasingly important place for experiments connecting climate action with challenges around food, energy, biodiversity and social justice. The European Commission promotes nature-based solutions (NBS) as innovative strategy for urban sustainable transformations, balancing environment...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Understanding people's attitudes towards mobility and daily activity patterns is crucial for designing effective transport policies to build more liveable and resilient cities. Sustainable mobility, a pivotal factor in reducing urban emissions, requires a comprehensive knowledge of the multiple fact...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Amsterdam has a housing shortage issue. To solve this problem, Amsterdam Municipality aims to provide 52.500 housing units by 2025. Reaching this number is achieved through newly constructed and repurposed houses converted from other functions. The comparison between these two strategies, at the bui...

Circularity
Oral presentation

This study proposes a novel methodology that integrates indirect audit with GIS-based tools to provide a comprehensive and efficient assessment of walkability at the neighborhood level. Walkability is a central element of scientific discourse, recognized as pivotal in creating livable, sustainable, ...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Adaptive reuse has gained popularity in recent decades not only for its sustainable perspective but also due to the substantial benefits it offers to the building, the surrounding environment, and the local community, whether on a small or large scale. The decline of the manufacturing industry since...

Circularity
Oral presentation

The majority of industrial processes and their supply chains follow a linear model, which is wasteful and inefficient. The transition from Linear to Circular Economy (CE) business models is a growing trend globally, with a focus on recovering and reusing waste materials to decouple economic growth f...

Circularity
Oral presentation

Along with passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles like buses and trucks, the electrification of transport also involves lighter vehicles like mopeds, motorbikes and e-bikes. For commuting within urban environments, last-mile logistics and shared mobility, light electric vehicles (LEVs) are increasin...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Public transportation is a critical component of urban mobility, providing affordable and sustainable transportation options for individuals and communities. However, the accessibility and usability of first mile-last mile (FLM) connections, which refer to the distance between a person's origin or d...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Like many urban areas globally, Amsterdam faces the increasing challenge of urban air pollution. This empirical study, conducted within the AMS Urban Comfort Lab, investigates the direct impact of green walls and vertical greenery on urban air quality. Distinguishing from previous research relying o...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

Problem-context: Across the EU, between 60 and 70% of soils are unhealthy, as an outcome of erosion, contamination and unsustainable management practices, among other factors. Soil degradation in turn affects water pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change, as well as food security, human health ...

Urban Food Systems
Workshop

There is growing recognition that Circular economy (CE) programs are not delivering in terms of social and ecological justice. In response, degrowth scholars have drawn attention to community based practices of circularity built on values of sufficiency, democracy, care, and solidarity. This has res...

Circularity
Workshop

With increased urbanization and the impacts of climate change, cities around the world are making resilience-building a priority. Simultaneously, advances in technology have enabled the creation of City Digital Twins (CDTs). Informed by a literature review and interviews with resilience and Digital ...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

This scientific paper is about an urban ‘development’ that sparked one of the greatest threats to life: automobility. Motor vehicle crashes have killed more people than World War II (Braun & Randell, 2022), resulting not only from the car itself but also from the social and physical reconstructi...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Purpose: Food Sharing Initiatives (FSIs) have the potential to make urban and peri-urban food systems more circular, shared and resilient through collective actions across the food system – from growing and harvesting, to cooking and eating, to composting and food waste prevention. While food shar...

Urban Food Systems
Workshop

Within the context of the climate change adaptation and mitigation plans, the Netherlands is intensifying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This pursuit requires substantial investments in energy infrastructure, which poses challenges in terms of cost and spatial feasibility. Spatial plann...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

This study investigates an integrated water- and land-transportation (IWLT) system for a delivery service in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where inland waterways cover 25% of the city's land area. Meeting the demands of the growing population and tourist population has become challenging under regulat...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

Designing Cities For All (DCFA) is a research and presentation programme and is made up of various components. The programme is a combination of desk research, interviews and practical research on the one hand (supported by a total of six Fellows who will each work on the programme for three months)...

Inclusion
Workshop

Aanleiding Om aan de woningnood tegemoet te komen, worden de komende jaren honderdduizenden woningen gebouwd. Dit gebeurt dikwijls in nieuwe hybride bouwblokken met extreem hoge dichtheden. Juist vanwege die dichtheden biedt de bouwopgave een kans om grote slagen te maken met belangrijke maatschappe...

Transdisciplinary research
Workshop

City logistics as a massively overlooked component in the increasingly messy urban environment. However, empirical research and planning tools are very little available to facilitate more sustainable city logistics policy making. This is increasingly problematic due to the rapid growth of ‘micro f...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

Technical entrepreneurs and startups are reimagining and reinterpreting cities as sites for local wind energy production, distribution, and consumption. They develop small- and medium-scale wind energy technology resembling trees or tulip flowers that can be integrated into building structures, urba...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

Urban areas are facing increasing challenges from extreme weather events caused by climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emphasizes the alteration of weather patterns, resulting in higher frequency and intensity of weather extremes. This phenomenon is evident in the Ne...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

The pressing challenge of mitigating climate change demands precise measurements of urban emissions. Traffic, a significant contributor, necessitates accurate quantification for effective reduction. However, cities globally struggle due to the complex spatial and temporal emission variations. This s...

Mobility
Oral presentation

By 2050, the European Union aims to be fully circular. The construction industry is one of the most polluting industries. One of the strategies to reduce the amount of primary materials is by reusing materials. In public space this trickles down to reusing by urban mining. The Municipality of Amster...

Circularity
Workshop

To achieve net zero emissions, it is necessary to encourage more citizen participation in the energy transition – by energy consumers turning into prosumers who generate, store, consume and sell excess energy to the grid. Initiatives like the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans’ legislative package ...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

New technologies can offer countless possibilities and solutions for many issues. However, not everyone can benefit from it. We believe it is necessary to explicitly pay attention to, and foster, the development of tech solutions for marginalized groups in cities and societies. If we fail to pay att...

Diversity
Oral presentation

Public procurement of (smart) city technology is a defining moment in the development of our cities. More often than not, however, it is a closed process to the inhabitants of these cities. As part of the ongoing research project Human Values for Smart Cities, Waag Futurelab and partners investigate...

Digitalization
Workshop

The increasing volume of urban parcel deliveries has intensified the demand for efficient last-mile logistics solutions. Despite the promise of recent technological advancements, their comprehensive influence on sustainability is not yet clear and, in certain instances, may even be counterproductive...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Noise pollution poses significant challenges to urban communities, impacting health and well-being. While urban greenery has been increasingly recognized for its potential in mitigating noise annoyance for road and rail traffic, its specific effects on aircraft noise perception remain unclear and de...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

Large organizations have significant impact on cities’ resource footprints. Information and communications technology (IT) plays an important role given its near-ubiquitous use, rapidly increasing demand, and environmental/social impacts from production, use, and disposal (1). This study examines ...

Circularity
Oral presentation

As the population rises and cities continue to develop, new building construction and urban renewal in Israel is steadily increasing. However, the existing methods cannot address the need for safe housing while reducing emissions from the construction sector. With ambitious goals and a binding commi...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

A Living Lab is a concept and approach frequently explored and embedded in the literature on innovation ecosystems (Del Vecchio et al., 2017) when it is used as a means to illuminate the dynamic nature of collaboration among diverse stakeholders within a given context. In this vein, Living Labs offe...

Living Labs
Oral presentation

Cities are starting to recognise the many benefits that nature can provide to its infrastructure and people. In particular, nature-based solutions are slowly being adopted to address specific urban challenges (i.e. heatwaves, flooding, etc.) while providing a range of additional services to humans a...

Inclusion
Workshop

The Transport Authority Amsterdam (TRA) recently established that it will guide its long-term mobility policy on the basis of sustainable development, instead of traditional economic indicators. The goal is to create a mobility system that balances economic wellbeing, with ecological and social well...

Mobility
Oral presentation

The Minimum Urban Units (MUUs) present a potential solution for responsive urban planning. Once implemented, MUUs can facilitate sustainable urban development and improve the quality of life of city dwellers. The MUUs are founded on the Local Climate Zone (LCZ) classification scheme, created by Oke ...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

Due to the length and complexity of food supply chains, a transition to more sustainable consumption patterns in a metropolitan region can have important effects on other sectors, regions, and countries. In particular, changes in public policies and consumption patterns at the local level are crucia...

Urban Food Systems
Oral presentation

Citizens all over the world are reclaiming their urban waterways for the purpose of open-air swimming. Rising temperatures, pressure on green spaces, and leading examples in pioneering cities inspire communities to re-imagine their city waters as part of public space. They see urban swimming as a wa...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

In Europe, cities host around the 75% of the population (80% expected before 2050), they produce the 85% of the GDP and are responsible of around the 80% of the Total Final (energy) Consumption (TFC) and the 80% of the total Green House Gases (GHG) emissions. For securing the impact of the measures ...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

DEFINITION I Agent-based modeling (ABM) is a simulation method. It models individual agents and their interactions to analyze and predict complex systems, offering insights for informed decision-making. Therefore it can be employed in the disciplines of urban planning and data science to understand ...

Transdisciplinary research
Learning Track

Participants of programs that aim to address wicked, societal problems in urban contexts, such as inequality, malnutrition, and climate change, need to jointly create future value for a diverse set of stakeholders including the natural and urban environment, government institutions, businesses, and ...

Living Labs
Oral presentation

Plastic pollution is increasingly recognized as a global challenge, prompting the EU to adopt their plastics strategy as a key element of Europe’s transition towards a carbon-neutral and circular economy. While significant efforts have been made in Europe, including the Netherlands, challenges per...

Circularity
Oral presentation

In the urban domain, high rise buildings represent an efficient solution for the current housing shortage and coping with a lack of available space to develop real estate. However, due to the floor plan and heavier structural characteristics, high rise buildings will experience more difficulty and c...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

In an era of escalating urban challenges, the translation of research into actionable solutions is imperative. As urban land surface temperatures (ULSTs) continue to rise, existing literature in this domain presents a multitude of findings, especially with regards to the robust metrics that influenc...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

Wind can can take a toll on people's comfort in the urban environment. At the same time, proper ventilation of enclosed urban spaces is essential for good air quality. In this study, I look into wind shielding properties of courtyards to outside wind. Using wind speed and direction data from 4 weath...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

Sports and healthcare relate to 40% of the national economy of the Netherlands, as an example for many western countries These sectors are both in an linear status in terms of material, water and energy use. In addition, an unbalance exists between the agricultural and nature area's around cities an...

Circularity
Oral presentation

Climate adaptation in cities: transitioning to green infrastructure. The challenges related to the consequences of climate change in cities have pushed municipalities to assess their capacity to withstand extreme climate events such as heat waves, drought, storms and floods, air pollution, and subse...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

Sociology has brought forth two antithetical models of the city: the concentric "Chicago" model and the polycentric "Los Angeles" model. In this presentation I revisit these models through the lens of linear and nonlinear mathematical modeling. I show that the concentric model can be described with ...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

In this workshop, we aim to bridge research and policy gaps in urban mobility. Principles of mobility justice, inclusion and transport equity will be applied to craft adaptable policy recommendations for local transport in diverse cities. The workshop aims 1) to teach you how to integrate inclusion ...

Inclusion
Workshop

Plastic pollution in the natural environment poses a growing threat to ecosystems and human health, prompting urgent needs for monitoring, clean-ups, and new policies. One key aspect is the identification and definition of plastic hotspots to effectively prioritize resource allocation and mitigation...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

The accelerated urbanization of Brazilian cities over the last fifty years, coupled with climatic influences, has caused serious impacts on human and natural systems, and is being addressed under the heading of climate change (IPCC, 2014). Mitigation and adaptation measures depend on various policie...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

The City of Amsterdam faces critical challenges concerning private car ownership and parking space utilization. With limited public space, the dominance of private cars and their associated parking spots poses a significant issue. To address these concerns and align with its policy goals, which incl...

Mobility
Oral presentation

With advances in technology and economic throughput, solar energy has become a key element in the urban energy transition. However, there are widespread inequalities in solar energy adoption which is aided by disproportionate government efforts to increase the overall installed capacity. To redress ...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

Contemporary urban planning has shifted towards profit-generation objectives, neglecting the fundamental needs of local communities. This transition has led to social exclusion and distrust among urban populations. This paradigm calls for a reevaluation of urban planning methodologies and a repriori...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

Energy poverty is the result of low income, high consumption and costs and poor energy efficiency of the home. Energy poverty affects nearly 50 million homes in Europe (Boeri et al., 2020). Although the EU has an agenda and a policy for this, the Netherlands does not have a policy, leaving municipal...

Energy Transition
Oral presentation

In the development of biobased products, the choice of the feedstock, the development of the material and the design of the product are intimately linked. For example, the choice of a certain feedstock can have consequences on the possible end-of-life strategies of the product. For successful biobas...

Circularity
Oral presentation

In the complex tapestry of urban governance, the traditionally perceived trade-off between accountability and discretion is undergoing a seismic shift with the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years. This article investigates the transformative role of AI in bureaucratic systems, off...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

While leveraging urban streetscape data and deep learning is highly effective for identifying general patterns and analyzing large areas in urban public space studies, its utility is somewhat limited when seeking specific design recommendations. This approach tends to overlook smaller yet impactful ...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Mixed neighborhoods with immigrant populations have become increasingly prevalent in the Dutch context over the past decade. This paper investigates the impact of social contact on household neighborhood satisfaction and examines the disparities between native and migrant households within this evol...

Inclusion
Oral presentation

Urbanization, modern lifestyles, and technology addiction have disconnected us from nature, resulting in detrimental effects on individual well-being and social relationships. While the relationship between humans and the natural environment has been extensively studied, recent decades have witnesse...

Transdisciplinary research
Oral presentation

Climate change and urbanization can lead to serious environmental, social and economic problems affecting an increasing number of people in an increasingly expanding urban environments of the 21st century. To mitigate and adapt to the climate change impacts in cities, a number of urban services must...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

Introduction: In a context of rapid international urban digitization, local governments increasingly turn to AI and algorithms to tackle urban challenges and facilitate decision making on urban services. With this comes an increasingly complex web of stakeholders, data flows, and legal frameworks sh...

Digitalization
Workshop

INTRODUCTION The steep reduction of biodiversity has long been neglected as one of the consequences of the climate crisis. Recently, it has acquired more attention and large municipalities in the Netherlands, such as the municipality of Rotterdam, have implemented monitoring plans and measures to st...

Transdisciplinary research
Workshop

The imperative for responsible mobility innovations in European cities, grappling with congestion and air pollution, is motivation for this workshop aiming to discern successful strategies for reducing inner-city car use. Focusing on the effectiveness of push and pull measures, the workshop seeks le...

Mobility
Workshop

Purpose The deployment and uptake of cargobikes for last mile deliveries in urban areas is widely studied. This is partly driven by regulations by municipalities to reduce emissions from urban deliveries. In the Netherlands, for instance, zero emission zones for all logistics vehicles will be gradua...

Mobility
Oral presentation

Issue Amidst contemporary city challenges, such as climate change, indoor lifestyles, and social isolation, the critical role of nature is often underestimated. While most efforts focus on technology, growing interest in biophilia reveals that urban livability relies on our inherent connection to na...

Living Labs
Workshop

The City of Amsterdam is facing specific problems relating to climate change. One of these problems is the increase in Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) in the extensive canal network of the city. HABs are the spontaneous and excessive growth of algae capable of producing toxins harmful to humans as well ...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

The challenge of climate change, a global existential issue, has prompted lively academic discussions and practice. In this context, this research explores the complex connection between urban climate resilience and public engagement by analysing the growing body of literature on participation and p...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation

Since its inception in the late 1950s, Artificial Intelligence has been extensively researched, giving rise to many approaches within the field. Notably, the recent surge in demand for these new technologies has underscored the imperative of adapting them across diverse contexts, including architect...

Digitalization
Oral presentation

Habitat fragmentation caused by urbanization and climate change are important drivers of biodiversity decline and ecosystem degradation (McKinney, 2002). Governmental inaction results in cascade effects, such as the extinction of species and the weakening of ecosystem services that citizens depend o...

Climate adaptation
Oral presentation